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John Boehner Reads Mean Tweets, Does Not Cry

Having celebrities read mean tweets about themselves is probably Jimmy Kimmel’s greatest contribution to late-night TV, but does the format still work when the readers are only stars in the world of politics? For the most part, yes. In a video for the 2015 Radio & Television Correspondents’ Association Dinner, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Speaker John Boehner, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Congressman Kevin McCarthy read some moderately nasty things people have written about them online. Boehner and Pelosi are accustomed to being insulted, but Sanders seems a bit frazzled, and McCarthy … well, at the end of the video, you might feel the urge to mock him in 140 characters or less.